Why not drink driving in Japan

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Of course, the right thing is not to drive drunk anywhere, unfortunately thousands of people disobey these rules, this doesn't happen much in Japan, do you know why? At traffic laws in japan are increasingly severe.

Ordinary fines usually reach ¥ 500,000 (2.000 USD), and the person can be imprisoned for up to 5 years, and those in the car also pay a fine. Well, if you thought that a lot, take it easy, because for those who drunk, it is very ugly, see below:

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Drunk Driver: If the driver is drunk and out of his mind, he loses 35 points on his license, which is canceled and he will only be able to take another one in 3 years.

  • Pay up to 1,000,000 円 approximately 20,000 R$
  • Get up to 5 years in jail;
  • All those involved in the accident: Members of the car, the owner of the car, and the drink supplier pay the same fine and can be arrested;

Drunk Driver: Those with less alcohol and everyone involved  can pay a fine of 500,000 円 (10,000R$) and get up to 3 years in prison. The person can have their license suspended and canceled according to alcohol content.

Caused a fatal accident: If the driver is intoxicated and caused an accident, he could lose his license for up to 7 years, or be imprisoned for up to 15 years.

  • Alcohol content from 0.15mg/l to 0.25mg/l: 13 points and suspension of the driver's license for 90 days;
  • Alcohol content above 0.25mg/l: 25 points and cancellation of driving license .
    The driver will be prevented from obtaining a new license for 2 years;
Why not drink driving in japan

If you drank how to get home?

in Japan there is Daikou Unten, a company that provides a service similar to that of the taxi. Where 2 people are responsible for taking you home, one takes the car safely, and the other takes care of your arrival with the taxi, so everyone wins, and no bar owner will need to pay a fine for reckless drivers.

Some establishments already have people qualified for this service among their employees. Or they are responsible for contacting you for your safety. Remember: If you drink! Don't Drive!

This is one of the big reasons why traffic accidents don't happen in Japan, whoever does things wrong ends up with huge losses. This should serve as an example for Brazil and other countries, and also for you to think carefully before driving drunk.

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